Stedum hit by earthquake with magnitude of 2.3
The village of Stedum in Groningen was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.3 and a depth of three kilometers shortly after 3 a.m. on Saturday
“Scary, it shook be awake”, a resident of Stedum said to RTV Noord. Multiple people said they felt their house shaking as a result of the quake. “I woke up by a loud drone and suddenly, my bed was moving. Super frightening”, a resident of the neighboring Westermden said.
Around 45 minutes before the shock a smaller quake with a magnitude of 0.9 on the Richter scale was registered by the KNMI.
The region is often subject to induced earthquakes due to gas extraction in the area. The strongest seismicity occurred in 2012 in Huizingen with a magnitude of 3.6.
Recente aardbeving in Nederland: op 19-06-2021 om 01:03:55 UTC (03:03:55 NL) vond bij #Stedum een #aardbeving plaats met een magnitude van 2.3 (reviewed). https://t.co/gvWsjxFPEp pic.twitter.com/uBGxXRiyYv— KNMI (@KNMI) June 19, 2021